Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One

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Basic Books, 2004 - Business & Economics - 246 pages
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The application of economics to major contemporary real world problems--housing, medical care, discrimination, the economic development of nations--is the theme of this new book that tackles these and other issues head on in plain language, as distinguished from the usual jargon of economists. It examines economic policies not simply in terms of their immediate effects but also in terms of their later repercussions, which are often very different and longer lasting. The interplay of politics with economics is another theme of Applied Economics, whose examples are drawn from experiences around the world, showing how similar incentives and constraints tend to produce similar outcomes among very disparate peoples and cultures.

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User Review  - KirkLowery - LibraryThing

Sowell addresses the economic issues being discussed today, e.g., health care, immigration, discrimination, housing and more. He points out that political discussions of economic issues is very ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Geisler - Goodreads

While certainly as well written as its predecessor (Basic Economics), it seems to simply provide more examples of basic economics rather than expand on those principles. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Thomas Sowellhas taught economics at a number of colleges and universities, including Cornell, University of California Los Angeles, and Amherst. He has published both scholarly and popular articles and books on economics, and is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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